2015 Palatine Food Drive and Arlington Heights Food Drive Now Underway
Palatine Food Drive: The 12th annual Palatine Food Drive began October 5, and drop-off locations will be available through Friday, November 20. The Palatine Food Drive is an important contributor to the Palatine Township Food Pantry, which services more than 220 families each month. All donations of non-perishable food and items such as diapers and baby formula will be accepted.
Find a drop-off location near you:
Lavelle Law, Ltd., 501 West Colfax
ACE Hardware, 239 East Northwest Highway
Baxter & Beasley, 313 West Colfax
Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 West Illinois Avenue
BMO Harris Bank, 50 North Brockway
Buehler YMCA, 1400 West Northwest Highway
The Christian Shop, 2001 North Rand Road
Countryside, 21154 West Shirley Road
Durty Nellies, 180 North Smith Street
D’Vine Wine, 243 East Northwest Highway
The Exercise Coach, 303 East Northwest Highway
Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 North Hicks Road
JP Wood Martial Arts America, 249 East Northwest Highway
Palatine Bank and Trust, 110 West Palatine Road
Palatine KinderCare, 929 East Palatine Road
Palatine Opportunity Center, 1585 Rand Road
Palatine Park District, 250 East Wood Street
Palatine Police Department, 595 North Hicks Road
Palatine Village Hall, 150 West Wilson Street
Sunmade Cleaners, 59 East Palatine Road
UPS Store, 738 East Dundee Road
Arlington Heights Food Drive: The 6th annual Arlington Food Drive began Monday, October 5 and drop-off locations will be available through Friday, November 20. All donations of non-perishable food and items such as diapers and baby formula will be accepted and will be delivered to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.
Find a drop-off location near you:
The Peoples’ Bank of Arlington Heights, 41 South Vail and 1104 South Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights Police Station, 200 East Sigwalt
Heritage Park, 506 West Victoria
Frontier Park, 1933 North Kennicott
Recreation Park Center, 500 East Miner
Pioneer Park, 500 South Fernandez
Olympic Indoor Swim Center, 660 North Ridge
Park District Administration Center, 410 North Arlington Heights Road
Forbici Salon & Spa, 7 South Highland Avenue
Salon 117 & Essence Day Spa, 89 South Evergreen
Tropical Smoothie Café, 315 East Rand Road
Arlington Heights Fire Department (all four stations)
For more information on the 2015 Food Drives, call (847) 705-7555 and ask for Food Drive Coordinator Jackie Lindert.
History of the Food Drive
With the help of clients and friends, Lavelle Law Charities launched the Palatine Food Drive in 2004 to benefit those in need in Palatine Township. Their donations and financial support allowed Lavelle Law to establish drop-off locations throughout the community where local residents could donate non-perishable foods.
That holiday season resulted in such a large contribution to the Palatine Township Food Pantry that additional storage space was needed in order to hold the generous amount of donations. Since then, the Palatine Food Drive has become an annual event, serving the constant need to combat hunger in the community.
Not long after, in 2010, Lavelle Law was able to expand its efforts through the Arlington Food Drive, which assists the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. Both Food Drives have become the cornerstone of Lavelle Law’s charitable efforts, uniting its employees, families, clients, and the community to help those in need during and after the holiday season.